The trash, recycling, and compost collection schedule for your home is based on your address.

Place your items curbside on the curb between 4 PM and midnight the evening before your scheduled pickup.

  • If your pickup is before 4 PM, you must retrieve bins by 9 PM.
  • If your pickup is after 4 PM, you must retrieve bins by 9 AM the following morning.

Suspensions may occur for a City holiday or during a snowstorm.

Please note: as of December 25, 2022, weekly Curbside Composting service in Queens has paused for winter. Service will resume in late March 2023.

Look up the trash and recycling collection schedule for a specific address.

Look up the curbside composting schedule for a specific address in Bronx, Brooklyn, or Manhattan.

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is changing the usual time for placing trash, recycling and compost out at the curb for collection. The new set-out times (effective April 1, 2023) would help keep city streets clean and reduce food sources for rats.

Under the new rules, residential buildings would have up to three options. Each option would decrease the amount of time items are left on the curb:

  • Place items out after 6 PM in a secure container (bundled cardboard can also be placed next to the container), or
  • Place items out after 8 PM if putting bags directly on the curb, or
  • If a building has nine or more residential units, the property owner may opt in to a 4 AM to 7 AM set-out window instead. 
    • The opt-in period would run for the month of January each year, allowing DSNY to design quick and efficient routes that take effect April 1.

The new set-out times will go into effect on April 1, 2023.

Read the full text of the finalized rules.

In general, there is no collection on sanitation holidays, but that is subject to change. You can check back near the date of the holiday to confirm the collection schedule.

Usually:

  • If a holiday occurs on your trash or compost collection day, put your items out after 4 PM that day for collection beginning the next day.
  • If a holiday occurs on your recycling collection day, put your items out after 4 PM the day before your next scheduled recycling collection day.

2023 Sanitation Holidays

DateHoliday
January 2 (Monday)New Year's Day (Observed)
January 16 (Monday)Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 13 (Monday)Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
February 20 (Monday)Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day)
May 29 (Monday)Memorial Day
June 19 (Monday)Juneteenth
July 4 (Tuesday)Independence Day
September 4 (Monday)Labor Day
October 9 (Monday)Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
November 7 (Tuesday)Election Day
November 11 (Saturday)Veterans Day
November 23 (Thursday)Thanksgiving
December 25 (Monday)Christmas

For information on school schedules, school officials must contact the DOE Division of School Facilities in Long Island City.

Contact information for School Facilities is available through the school.

You can report that the collection days listed in the Department of Sanitation's collection schedule lookup for your address are incorrect.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

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